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Google: Brunswick has Maine's strongest digital economy

Google said in a new report that the town of Brunswick has the strongest digital economy in Maine, citing the strong online presence of small businesses located there.

Camden businessman faces second lawsuit

A Camden business owner being sued for allegedly embezzling $3.8 million from the charity he led for 17 years is facing another lawsuit, this time from a local business he recently...

Organic ingredients, organic growth for Bixby chocolate bars

Peter Van Allen |

Bixby & Co. is headquartered on Rockland's working waterfront. Yet, in the tradition of entrepreneurs and hard workers everywhere, the company's young owner, Kate McAleer, has an...

Portland gets federal funds to boost startups

Dylan Martin |

The greater Portland area has been selected as one of eight communities in the country to receive funds from a federal program that aims to help small businesses grow and create new...

Lee Auto chair invests in energy efficiency startup

Dylan Martin |

Adam Lee, the public face and chairman of Lee Auto Malls, has resisted investing in a great many deals over the years, real estate investments included. But he recently changed his...

Haven's Candies gets new owner, CEO

Dylan Martin |

Haven’s Candies, a Westbrook-based chocolate maker, has been sold to a Freeport businesswoman, making her the company’s seventh owner since it was founded in...

Hard cider startup in Gardiner moves forward

A hard cider startup’s plan to transform an old Gardiner church into a brewery moved forward this week after receiving approval from city councilors.

Scarborough businesses impacted in building fire

Around 18 Scarborough businesses have been displaced by a three-alarm fire that caused "extensive" damage at the 24,000-square-foot Scarborough Commons office...

LOOKBACK: Celebrating Mainebiz's 20th anniversary

Lori Valigra |

Moving forward in our LOOKBACK series run-up to Mainebiz’s 20th anniversary edition on Sept. 8, at...